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Grim Batol (cursed)


Active (scattered)[1]



The Wildhammer clan (or clan Wildhammer)[2] is a dwarf clan currently centered mainly in the Hinterlands and the Twilight Highlands; although many others can be found in Kalimdor and Outland as well. Now part of the Alliance, they hold the Horde as enemies. They are renowned Gryphon Riders, and lead the Wildhammer dwarves as a whole. The clan is led by High Thane Falstad Wildhammer, who represents the Wildhammer people on the Council of Three Hammers within Ironforge.


For the history of the Wildhammer people, see the History section on Wildhammer dwarves.

World of Warcraft

WoW Icon update.png This section concerns content related to the original World of Warcraft.

The Wildhammer clan made its home at Aerie Peak in the Hinterlands. They are most famous for riding into battle atop gryphons, while wielding powerful stormhammers. The most immediate threat to their security comes from the east in the form of the Witherbark tribe, Vilebranch trolls, and the Horde aligned Revantusk trolls. The rugged terrain of the Hinterlands is not only home to the Wildhammer dwarves and their gryphons, but also to these hostile forest troll tribes. The trolls view the Wildhammers as squatters on their ancestral lands and spare no opportunity to accost the dwarves by attacking the gryphon aeries.[3]

The Wildhammer clan was not part of the reformed Alliance after the Third War, but were still friendly and helpful to Alliance adventurers that have proven their worth to them.[4] However, the Wildhammer Dwarves of Aerie Peak did strike an alliance with the high elves of Quel'Danil, much to the ire of their common enemy, the Revantusk trolls.[5]

Considering the presence of Aerie Gryphons in Alterac Valley, it seems an expedition from the Wildhammer clan of Aerie Peak participated in the battle there. They held a reputation, which gave no rewards, but it was ultimately removed from the game.

Removed from game The subject of this section has been removed from World of Warcraft in patch 2.0.3.

Until patch 2.0.3, Wildhammer Clan was a faction in World of Warcraft. Even though quests and killing mobs would yield reputation, no rewards were available. Its original description, and quests that gave reputation, are below.

Though not a part of the Alliance, the dwarves of Aerie Peak have opened their doors to it and hold the Horde as enemies.


The Burning Crusade This section concerns content related to The Burning Crusade.

In Outland's Shadowmoon Valley, Kurdran Wildhammer, chief thane during the Second War and commander of the gryphon riders of the Alliance Expedition to Draenor, founded Wildhammer Stronghold as part of the bulwark against the Burning Legion. Kurdran is thane of the Wildhammer dwarves in Outland. They seek to push back the encroaching of demons on their territory.

Another contingent of Wildhammers also set up a base at Shatter Point, a giant floating rock in northern Hellfire Peninsula.

While not tagged with any faction, as the original faction of Wildhammers had been removed by this point, they are all noted as part of the clan.


Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

The Wildhammer Clan tabard.

Since they were driven from the keep of Grim Batol, the nature-dwelling Wildhammer dwarves have resided in isolated territories and prized their independence above all else. Yet, when their Bronzebeard cousins and their Alliance allies have found themselves threatened by orcs or undead, the gruff and free-willed Wildhammers have stepped in to help out.

It is only recently that the Wildhammer clan has found itself facing the same problems as the rest of Azeroth at precisely the same time. The rampaging of black dragons and maniacal cultists near the Wildhammers' homes in the Twilight Highlands is simply an echo of the devastation occurring in every other corner of the world. As Azeroth quakes, Magni Bronzebeard, the ruler of the mightiest dwarven city in the world, has been rendered unable to govern his people by an ancient ritual.

Not even the reclusive Wildhammers can ignore these signs. They have pledged themselves to the Alliance, and those who champion their cause can avail themselves of mighty enchanted armors and relics unlike any forged by city dwarves.[6]

In order to prevent political turmoil in Ironforge, Falstad Wildhammer will help govern Ironforge as part of the Council of Three Hammers. With Falstad's inclusion into Alliance affairs, the Hinterland Wildhammer dwarves have pledged themselves to the Alliance.[7]

In World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, the Wildhammer clan is featured in the Twilight Highlands[8] as well as a new battleground called the Twin Peaks; where they battle against their longtime enemy, the Dragonmaw clan, who have recently rejoined the Horde.[9] The faction was re-added into the game in its modern state.

The questline of the faction involves rallying the surviving Wildhammer dwarves of the Twilight Highlands and resolving the various clan rivalries. The questlines involve bringing these wayward clans of Wildhammers back under the eponymous Wildhammer clan's leadership and to have them unite under the Alliance to fend off the Twilight Hammer Cult and the Dragonmaw clan as the main clan has. Notable clans include:

Members of the Wildhammer clan have also been admitted into the Earthen Ring, with the shaman class becoming available to dwarf players. Among those members is Gavan Grayfeather. The shamans of the Wildhammer become a great asset to the Alliance in their efforts to prevent the further shattering of Azeroth.

The Wildhammer clan has also recently been engaged in combat against the Horde-aligned trolls of the Revantusk tribe in the Hinterlands. Kerr Ironsight leads Alliance adventurers in combating them.


Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

According to Stormcaller Mylra, as of the Burning Legion's latest invasion the Twilight Highlands are overrun and the Wildhammer clan has been scattered.[1]

Battle for Azeroth

Battle for Azeroth This section concerns content related to Battle for Azeroth.

During the Blood War, Wildhammer gryphon riders patrolled Darrowmere River, preventing Horde troop movements. Horde champions were sent to infiltrate their roost at Tarren Mill in Hillsbrad Foothills in order to kill their gryphons. Gryphon Master Talonaxe was encountered there by the enemy champions.[10]


Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

Despite having their own in-game reputation, only the members of the clan in the Twilight Highlands are part of that faction. The Wildhammers in the rest of Azeroth and Outland are not tagged as such, though the Wildhammers of Aerie Peak were once tagged with the original Wildhammer faction.

Faction description

The Wildhammer dwarves are known for their near-reckless courage as well as their unsurpassed gryphon-riding skills. After losing their home of Grim Batol to a Dark Iron Curse, they've spread their dwellings around the Twilight Highlands.


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<Wildhammer Clan Quartermaster>
Item Cost Type
Friendly  [Tabard of the Wildhammer Clan] 1g Tabard
Honored  [Gloves of Aetherial Rumors] 22g 25s 76c Cloth Hands (caster)
 [Helm of the Skyborne] 49g 90s 2c Mail Head (spirit)
 [Swiftflight Leggings] 62g 4s 22c Leather Legs (agility)
 [Mantle of Wild Feathers] 45g 69s 78c Leather Shoulder (spirit)
Revered  [Band of Singing Grass] 21g 37s 37c Ring (caster DPS)
 [Gryphon Talon Gauntlets] 38g 61s 99c Plate Hands (strength)
 [Crown of Wings] 57g 6s 30c Plate Head (tank)
 [Windhome Helm] 54g 65s 7c Mail Head (agility)
Exalted  [Gryphon Rider's Boots] 88g 92s 52c Plate Feet (tank)
 [Stormbolt Gloves] 42g 58s 50c Leather Hands (agility)
 [Belt of the Untamed] 42g 27s 16c Leather Waist (spirit)
 [Lightning Flash Pendant] 21g 37s 37c Neck (caster)

See also


Alliance players start out Neutral with Wildhammer Clan. Daily quests are only offered when the Twilight Highlands quests are done. Those quests gives you a total of ca. 5000 rep, ending at first third of Friendly.

Neutral Friendly Honored Revered Exalted Rep Notes
A [84 Daily] Beer Run
Quests ~5000

Notable leaders

History High Kingdom War of the Three Hammers Hinterland exile Three Hammers re-unification
Ruler Modimus Anvilmar Khardros Wildhammer Kurdran Wildhammer Falstad Wildhammer Kurdran Wildhammer Falstad Wildhammer

Notable Wildhammer dwarves

Name Role Status Location
Neutral  Khardros Wildhammer High thane of the Wildhammer clan during the War of the Three Hammers Deceased Unknown
Alliance  Falstad Wildhammer Wildhammer representative on the Council of Three Hammers Alive High Seat, Ironforge
Alliance  Kurdran Wildhammer Former high thane, ruler of Highbank, member of the Alliance Expedition Alive Various Locations
Alliance  Carrick Irongrin Accompanied Fenella Darkvire and Fendrig Redbeard to the Jade Forest Alive Kirthaven, Twilight Highlands
Alliance  Colin Thundermar Head of Clan Thundermar Alive Thundermar, Twilight Highlands
Alliance  Duglas Mullan Head of Clan Mullan Alive The Boneyard, Twilight Highlands
Alliance  Eli Thunderstrike Caretaker of Sky'ree Alive Wildhammer Stronghold, Shadowmoon Valley
Alliance  Fanny Thundermar Sister of Colin Thundermar, wife of Keegan Firebeard Alive Thundermar, Twilight Highlands
Neutral  Gavan Grayfeather Shaman of the Earthen Ring Alive Unknown
Alliance  Gryphon Master Talonaxe Gryphon master of Aerie Peak Alive Aerie Peak, Hinterlands
Alliance  Keegan Firebeard Head of Clan Firebeard Alive Firebeard's Patrol, Twilight Highlands
Alliance  Keeland Doyle Head of Clan Doyle Deceased Obsidian Forest, Twilight Highlands
Alliance  Lachlan MacGraff Grand Shaman of the Wildhammers Alive Kirthaven, Twilight Highlands
Neutral  Stormcaller Mylra Shaman of the Earthen Ring Alive Various Locations
Alliance  Thadius Grimshade Diviner who left Aerie Peak in pursuit of darker knowledge Unknown Nethergarde Keep, Blasted Lands
Alliance  Wildhammer Fact Checker Historian and fact checker Alive High Seat, Ironforge

Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans

WarcraftAdventures-Logo.png This section concerns content related to the canceled game Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans and is therefore non-canon.

In the canceled Warcraft Adventures, some Wildhammer dwarves were seen protecting a gryphon aviary north-east of Tyr's Hand. Among the people inside the aviary were notably bearded female dwarves and an irate captain who wanted a new stormhammer.


  • "Butterflies" is a derogatory term for the Wildhammer clan.[11][12]


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Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): This faction has been re-introduced.
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.0.3 (2007-01-09): This faction has been removed from the game.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.5.0 (2005-06-07): The Wildhammer Clan in the Hinterlands is now a peaceful faction to the Alliance, meaning Alliance players cannot intentionally declare war on them.

See also


  1. ^ a b N Shaman [100 - 110] A Ring Unbroken
  2. ^ A [84] Doing It Like a Dunwald
  3. ^ A [46] A Gesture of Goodwill
  4. ^ A [45] Troll Necklace Bounty
  5. ^ H [48P] Message to the Wildhammer
  6. ^ Wildhammer Clan - Game Guide
  7. ^ A [30] Hero's Call: The Hinterlands!
  8. ^ File:TwilightHighlands.jpg
  9. ^ Zarhym on Twin Peaks..
  10. ^ Mounted Resistance
  11. ^ Day of the Dragon, pg ??, "Then let's be moving on! That mean's ye, too, butterfly! The last referred to Falstad, who bristled at what apparently had to be a harsh insult to one of the Aerie dwarves."
  12. ^ Fire and Iron

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